The Princess and the Goblin - online book

A Children's Fantasy Book By George MacDonald - illustrated version.

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The Mines
C URDIE went home whistling. He re­solved to say nothing* about the prin­cess for fear of getting the nurse into trouble, for while he enjoyed teasing her be­cause of her absurdity, he was careful not to do her any harm. He saw no more of the gob­lins, and was soon fast asleep in his bed.
He woke in the middle of the night, and thought he heard curious noises outside. He sat up and listened; then got up, and, opening the door very quietly, went out. When he peeped round the corner, he saw, under his own window, a group of stumpy creatures, whom he at once recognized by their shape. Hardly, however, had he begun his " One, two, three!" when they broke asunder, scurried away, and were out of sight. He returned
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